The Third LIGHT and Angel of Gemini
3. Gemini.—The Light of Interplay. This is a line of light beams, revealing that which opposes or the basic duality of manifestation, the relationship of spirit and of form. It is the conscious light of that relationship.
Keynote: ‘I’ [the soul] recognize my other self [lower self] and in the waning of that self ‘I’ grow and glow.
“This sign is sometimes called the "constellation of the resolution of duality into a fluid synthesis." Governing as it does all the pairs of opposites in the zodiac, it preserves the magnetic interplay between them, keeping them fluid in their relations, in order eventually to facilitate their transmutation into unity, for the two must finally become the One.” This is the energy that “relates” everything – it creates relationship, overcoming separation.
"Gemini determines the paramount influence within the fourfold influence of the Mutable Cross [for this present cycle]. The main objective of these four energies is to produce that constant flux and periodic change in time and space which will provide a field of adequate experience for the unfoldment of the Christ life and consciousness. This is the case cosmically speaking, and also from the standpoint of a solar system, of a planet and of a human being. The field of development for the lower three kingdoms is dependent upon the status and energy-distributing power of humanity as a whole." (EA 344) Notes of Interest: Humanity plays a pivotal role for the full flowering of the three lower kingdoms — so that the Lord of the World can take His next steps. When all Seven kingdoms are functioning as intended, then the Earth can fulfill Its true purpose (in the distant future) as the Base of the spine Center in the Solar Logos. Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World, shall function as a soul-infused personality for a much larger Being termed the Planetary Logos. Our role for the three lower kingdoms of nature is to influence their higher development through our consciousness as we continue to evolve (keeping in mind that the vegetable kingdom is the most evolved of the three lower kingdoms).
“Because the Ray of Love-Wisdom, the second ray, pours through Gemini it becomes apparent how true is the [esoteric] teaching that Love underlies the entire universe. God is Love, we are assured, and this statement is both an exoteric and an esoteric truth. This underlying love of Deity reaches our solar system primarily through Gemini, which forms, with the constellation of the Great Bear and the Pleiades, a cosmic triangle. This is the triangle of the cosmic Christ and is the esoteric symbol lying behind the cosmic Cross. There is ever the eternal triangle to be found behind the fourfold phenomenal appearance. Speaking symbolically and in the words of the Old Commentary:
"Upon the golden triangle, the Cosmic Christ appeared; His head in Gemini; one foot upon the field of the Seven Fathers and the other planted in the field of the Seven Mothers (these two constellations are sometimes called the Seven Brothers and the Seven Sisters. A.A.B.). Thus for aeons, the Great One stood, His consciousness in-turned, aware of three but not of four. Intent, with suddenness, He heard a sound go forth.... Arousing to that cry, He stretched Himself, reached forth both arms in understanding Love, and, lo, the Cross was formed.”
"He heard the cry of the Mother (Virgo), of the Seeker (Sagittarius), and of the submerged Fish (Pisces). Then, lo, the Cross of change appeared, though Gemini remained the head. This is the mystery."
“… in the fact of the pain and sorrow which are distinguishing qualities of our planetary life lies hid a secret mystery. Through this relationship [of Gemini and Sagittarius] and through the medium of the potencies pouring into our planet, a situation is set up which I might express in the words of the Old Commentary:
"When the dual forces of the cosmic brothers (Gemini) become the energy of the one who rides towards the light (Sagittarius) then the fourth becomes the fifth. Humanity, the link, becomes the Hierarchy, the bestower of all good. Then all the Sons of God rejoice." (EA, 356)
"It might be profitable to you to bear in mind at this point what I have often told you, that the great White Lodge on Sirius is the spiritual prototype of the great White Lodge on Earth, of which modern Masonry is the distorted reflection, just as the personality is a distorted reflection of the soul
1. Gemini—forms a point of entrance for cosmic energy from Sirius.
2. Libra—is related to and transmits the potencies of the Pleiades.
3. Aquarius—expresses the universal consciousness of the Great Bear.
The energies of this sign …”condition the soul within the form and subject it to those influences which will lead to the intensification of the ordinary evolutionary process and the consequent waxing of the soul light and the waning of the light in matter itself. This initiates the struggle which, in a human being, is consciously realized as being between soul and personality. This leads to a final stage in Capricorn [initiation into greater light and life].” (EA, 360)
“Gemini is pre-eminently the sign of the Messenger [Mercury], and this sign produces many of the messengers of God as they appear down the ages, the revealers of new divine truths and the intermediaries between the fourth and fifth kingdoms” [human and soul kingdoms]. Gemini has mental agility and fluidity of mind … When there is facility of mental approach in any direction and in connection with the many opposites in manifestation, you have the emergence of the divine Messenger in his true character, able to comprehend extremes and to relate them divinely to each other.” (EA, 354) When opposites are brought together and are related to each other soul to soul, we become messengers of Truth. The Buddha and the Christ were two such recent Divine Messengers for Humanity. The Master DK on another turn of the spiral was a messenger bringing the Wisdom teachings of the east to the west, and set the stage for a new and contemporary Discipleship; Alice Bailey, born in Gemini, served as a messenger or communicator for these Teachings (from the Mind of the Master to aspirants and disciples). Returning to the theme of this sign, the Soul is ever the Divine Messenger to the personality, creating a bridge betwixt high and low, ultimately betwixt Spirit and Matter.
"In the expression of the activity of this sign of duality, it is subjective energy we must consider as it produces objective effects. This sign controls esoterically the heart of our solar system and thus controls the pulsation of life which sustains all that is. Gemini is, therefore, connected with the heart of the Sun, just as Cancer is related to the physical Sun and Aquarius to the central spiritual Sun.
1. Cancer physical Sun 3rd aspect - intelligent activity of the Whole.
2. Gemini heart of the Sun 2nd aspect - love of the Whole.
3. Aquarius central spiritual Sun 1st aspect - the will of the Whole.
In Cancer, you have the intelligent synthetic consciousness of the mass, viewing it from the consciousness of matter itself and the awareness of all forms and atoms; in Gemini, you have an emerging recognition of duality, leading to experience and growth in all separative intelligent forms; in Aquarius, you have the results of the activity of Cancer and Gemini, producing a higher synthesis and a universal group awareness." (EA, 351)
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THROUGH THE PORTAL OF GEMINI
CONTEMPLATIONS ◊ DIAMOND SOUL PRACTICES
Christ in you is born anew in each and every Sign. The new Mind of Christ in you confers twelve new powers of the Self – of the True Soul. We meet the energy of the Solar Angel and Angel of Gemini as the third of twelve creative Christ or God powers – each a facet in the Glory Body of the One Self.
ATTUNEMENT FOR CONTEMPLATION ◊ Come into conscious alignment with the Soul, the Christ in you. ◊ Send forth a ray of love to connect with the group as a whole and then with “the great potency of the inner groups” (the Ashrams of the Christ) ◊ Light a candle, a living flame of light in your mind, to attune with and invite the Angels (of Gemini and Solar Angel) to further activate the 3rd great Petal or Light. In this Light we work with the following Contemplations and Diamond Soul Practices (as seed thoughts and practices) to continue unfolding the latent power of this Petal (energy).
◊ This third petal is a facet of the New Mind of Christ in you unfolding for fuller subjective expression. Ask – that these days be a living example of the Keynote: how can I be a Messenger of beautiful, harmonious inter-play in any given situation on this day? By beginning our day this way, we step into the sphere of unity.
‘I stand in the fulfilled blessings of Gemini so that love can flow’.
◊ Attuned with the Angel of the third petal, allow the “light of interplay” to be activated and released in your mind, having the power to re-sol, re-soul, resolve. ◊ In your own life and/or your life of service, do you see an area or situation that is in need of alchemical resolution for the light of interplay to act as a soul solvent. ◊ Bringing Gemini Light to opposition, the light and life of the sun brings solarization, brings magnetic interplay to that which needs to be solarized or ensouled thereby bringing a resolving influence, a solarizing power and energy to it. Reflect ◊ Then do it.
◊ "When the dual forces of the cosmic brothers (Gemini) become the energy of the One who rides towards the light … then the fourth becomes the fifth. Humanity, the link, becomes the Hierarchy, the bestower of all good. Then all the Sons of God rejoice." Self inquiry: when the dual forces of Gemini are working rightly together – the Soul is in charge of the personality and the soul is gaining ascendency and is waxing. Think of examples in your own life where the Soul and personality came into right relationship after a conflict of opposing forces – where pain and sorrow had been resolved or relieved. What followed, what arose? Recall to mind what happened in you – and the impact it had in your life and in your group and personal relations. ◊ Joined in the light of interplay, we heal these inner separations; we stand in a new altitude in relation to the situation. The light of interplay and the love released extends into all our relations. Recalling "holy instants to mind” brings into the present the power and blessing of Solarizing interplay.
◊ Consider the Angel of this petal saying to you (to us): 'We all live under the same Sun (objectively), and within the Heart of the Son of Divine Love (subjectively). You are a fractal of Christ energy, of Divine Love pouring through all creation, relating all opposites, uniting and overcoming duality, healing all separation’. Contemplate this deeply; allow it to be true.
◊ Uncover at least one line of connection among our many lines of relationship, asking for fuller integration and unification. ◊ When complete, place your hands over your heart - feeling the energy of your heart, knowing all things can be resolved - and are re-Souled when brought into the solar energy of the Cosmic Heart.
◊ "Gemini, as you may now begin to grasp, is related to the etheric body; it is the custodian of conditioning energy and the intermediary, as far as basic essentials are concerned, between soul and body. These are the two allied brothers. In the average person, the etheric vehicle is the transmitter of psychic energy, galvanising and coordinating the dense physical body and permitting, therefore, astral and mental control of the personality. When the man is upon the Path of Discipleship and, therefore, upon the reversed wheel, leading to initiation, the etheric body becomes the transmitter of soul energy and not of personality force; the powerful effect of the second Ray of Love-Wisdom—working through the subjective six rays, according to ray type—begins steadily to dominate the vital body, producing consequently the shift of force and of intensity to the centres above the diaphragm. The power of the personality lessens and wanes whilst that of the soul waxes and grows. There is much to be learned from the study of the dual activity—higher and lower—of the etheric body and its relation to and responsiveness to the constellation, Gemini ... It is ... an esoteric fact to be borne in mind and will be some day of real service to the astrology of the future, for some day astrology will be lifted up to a higher plane. True interpretation will come and true healing in all departments of human living through a proper understanding of the available potencies and energies pouring into the planet at any particular time." (EA, 352/3)
◊ Consider this last sentence in relation to the work we are doing in our deepening monthly and daily alignments with the Zodiacal Signs. Consider how significant this work is for bringing about the merging of the 4th and the 5th Kingdoms.
◊ "Gemini ... is one of the paramount zodiacal signs in that it is the major symbol of duality in the zodiac. It is the constellation Gemini and its inherent second ray influence which control every one of the pairs of opposites in the Great Wheel. Gemini, therefore, forms with each of the pairs of opposites in the Zodiac a third factor, powerfully influencing the other two constellations, and thus forms, with them, certain great zodiacal triangles. These only become of importance when considering the horoscopes of advanced human beings or esoteric groups, but eventually—when casting the horoscope of a disciple or an initiate—the esoteric astrologer will have to consider their potency. For instance, in the case of an initiate whose Sun is in Leo, the triangle of constellation energies determining the interpretation of the horoscope would be Leo-Aquarius-Gemini... (If the birth Sun is in Gemini itself, the conditioning triangle would be Gemini-Sagittarius and Pisces—the latter forming a part of this triangle because it marks both the end and the beginning ... "the Alpha and Omega...)." (EA, 346/7)
◊ Think of your own Sun Sign and its opposite Sign being in relationship; place Gemini in the Apex thus forming a Triangle. Now consider and imagine the 2nd Aspect of Divinity, Love, flowing through Gemini into your Sun and opposite Sign thereby "fusing in consciousness the polar opposites" (as described above and in the following diamond). With Gemini at the apex, attempt to experience this new triple energy configuration as one energy flowing through your etheric system. Sense it until it is present ... be conscious of the potency of the new energy now present.
Note: if you are new to Esoteric Astrology, the opposite signs are as follows
Aries - Libra; Taurus - Scorpio; Gemini - Sagittarius; Cancer - Capricorn; Leo - Aquarius; Virgo - Pisces (or vice versa).
For the Rulers / Transmitters of each Sign (exoteric, esoteric and hierarchical), go to Supplemental Reading tab, or CLICK HERE : Planetary Rulers and Musical Notes for Rays, Constellations and Planets.
◊ "This sign is sometimes called the "constellation of the resolution of duality into a fluid synthesis." Governing as it does all the pairs of opposites in the zodiac, it preserves the magnetic interplay between them, keeping them fluid in their relations, in order eventually to facilitate their transmutation into unity, for the two must finally become the One. It should be remembered that—from the angle of the final development of the twelve zodiacal potencies—the twelve opposites must become the blended six, and this is brought about by the fusion in consciousness of the polar opposites. Pause and consider this phrasing. The opposites eternally remain from the point of view of human reason, but to the initiate whose intuition is functioning they constitute but six great potencies because he has achieved "the freedom of the two," as it is sometimes called. For instance, the Leo subject who has an initiated consciousness preserves the individuality, developed in Leo, as well as the universality of Aquarius; he can function, if he so chooses, as a fully self-identified individual, yet possesses simultaneously a fully awakened universal awareness; the same thing can be said of balanced activity and consequent fusion in all the signs. This analysis constitutes in itself an interesting and far-reaching field of speculation." (EA, 347/8)
◊ Do this for yourself now with your opposite sign. ◊ You will come to know the "freedom of the two".
◊ Though MDK has not suggested this, you may also want to do the same with your Rising sign and its polar opposite. The Rising Sign affirms the energy with which you will most Identify as a Soul.
◊ "Gemini is, therefore, one of the most important of the twelve signs and its influence lies behind everyone of them—a fact but little realised as yet by astrologers. This will be more fully understood when the triangle of Gemini and two opposing signs is studied. Because the Ray of Love-Wisdom, the second ray, pours through Gemini it becomes apparent how true is the [esoteric] teaching that love underlies the entire universe. God is love, we are assured, and this statement is both an exoteric and an esoteric truth. This underlying love of Deity reaches our solar system primarily through Gemini, which forms, with the constellation of the Great Bear and the Pleiades, a cosmic triangle. This is the triangle of the cosmic Christ and is the esoteric symbol lying behind the cosmic Cross. There is ever the eternal triangle to be found behind the fourfold phenomenal appearance. ..." Reflect again upon the words of the Old Commentary "Upon the golden triangle, the cosmic Christ appeared ..." (EA, 348) [see opening section for the full quote].
◊ Consider again your Divine Triangle (Polar opposites plus Gemini at the Apex). Invoke the Ray of Love-Wisdom to pour through your Triangle, reaching your soul-mind-brain / etheric system. Feel the purity of this energy coursing through you - all of you. ◊ This time, include a still more potent (higher) Divine Triangle with the energy of the Great Bear and the Pleiades: imaginatively stand with one foot in the GB, the other in the Pleiades, your Head in Sirius / Gemini. ◊ Doing this Super Soul (Cosmic Soul) alignment (several times) during the month of June (in Gemini), invokes and impresses the Universal upon the particular. See how it changes you.
◊ We shall consider our nation / country in the hierarchical light of Gemini through the medium of the Keynote: ‘I’ [the soul] recognize my other self [personality self] and in the waning of that self ‘I’ grow and glow. See your nation as having both a Soul and Personality nature. Imagine the Soul of your nation waxing and growing and the personality of your nation waning. See the Soul of your nation "growing and glowing" as it gains control of the Personality through its over-lighting Presence and Soul-fusing power. See the peoples of your country, as Souls, invoking the Soul of your nation. See your nations' Soul values and principles playing out, being implemented by your nations' Personality. Sound a sacred Group OM. Throughout this month, invoke Gemini to pour Cosmic LOVE through the opposites for the purpose of "fusing in consciousness the polar opposites."
◊ If you know the astrology of your nation, after first linking with the Spiritual Hierarchy in your Soul Mind, hold the Sun (or Rising Sign) and its polar opposite in Mind using the above method. ◊ Another method is to work with the Soul Ray and Personality Ray of your country (if known). For example, the Soul Ray of America is Ray Two of Love-Wisdom and the Personality Ray is Ray Six of Idealism. Visualize Gemini bringing the two into interplay and then unity. ◊ In any event, whenever we see the personality of your or another country playing itself out more than the Soul, invoke the Soul of the Country (linking with the Spiritual Hierarchy and the Christ) to come into fuller play. Invoke and hold the Soul of your nation to do the right thing in a given circumstance, to express a needed value or principle that would bring the issue into a truer or higher resolution, e.g., "for the greater Good". This requires "creative thought". Little by little, the energy builds.
◊ A similar method can be utilized for any group in which you are vested or are a part. Call forth the Soul of the Group. Imagine the Group Soul in magnetic interplay with its Personality "fusing in consciousness the polar opposites." ◊ We can also imagine the souls of group members fusing their personalities with the Group Soul, stepping into magnetic interplay, and forming one unified Soul expression.
◊ Impress your mind with the Light of Gemini—The Light of Interplay. Keynote: ‘I’ [the soul] recognize my other self [personality self] and in the waning of that self ‘I’ grow and glow. ◊ Impress and associate the above thoughts with the third petal. Open yourself to intuitive impression. Sound a sacred OM sealing in the new vibration and new awareness.
CLOSING: In gratitude, let us extend a beam of lighted Love to the Solar Angel and Angel of Gemini governing the third Petal of the ‘Heart in the Head’ Lotus ◊ As we consciously express the 3rd petal, allowing it to work in and through us, our groups and the world, we are widening the channel of connection and reception, and strengthening the livingness of the New Mind in Christ. The power(s) of this facet of the Soul-Self will increase and unfold with every true Soul expression and conscious application. ◊ Bless and Be Blessed !